Bluebeam Revu – Basics

Bluebeam Revu: Basics is a Bluebeam-Certified course that teaches you the fundamentals of using Bluebeam’s award-winning software, Revu. This 2 virtual half day instructor led training course provides you with the knowledge and skills to create, edit, markup and collaborate on AEC documents using Bluebeam Revu.

The course is worth 1 Gold Seal Credit

Bluebeam Revu – Basic will help you understand:

  • Interface, Navigation, and Profiles
  • Markup tools
  • Revu Stamps
  • The tool chest
  • The markups list
  • PDF creation
  • Document management and setup
  • Introduction to Studio
  • Studio sessions
  • Studio projects

CCA Member $349 (+GST) Non-Member $499 (+GST)

May 28 & 29, 2024 - 9:30am - 1:00pm

2 Virtual 1/2 Day Sessions

July 16 & 17, 2024 - 9:30am - 1:00pm

2 Virtual 1/2 Day Sessions

September 10 & 11, 2024 - 9:30am - 1:00pm

2 Virtual 1/2 Day Sessions

November 5 & 6, 2024 - 9:30am - 1:00pm

2 Virtual 1/2 Day Sessions

Additional Details

Taught exclusively by Bluebeam Certified Instructors (BCIs), this one-day, instructor-led classroom course promises to shorten your staff’s learning curve and maximize your investment in Revu by:

  • Providing hands-on instruction by a Bluebeam Certified Instructor
  • Focusing on the foundational skills needed to use Revu to achieve greater productivity
  • Enabling your staff to optionally earn the Bluebeam Certified User (BCU)
  • Delivering frequent skills reinforcement through hands-on classroom activities, contextual feedback, quizzing and discussion
  • Applying a progressive learning structure where each learning module builds on previous learning objectives
  • Equipping learners with takeaway reference material, including practice files and a reference workbook to use beyond the classroom

Course Outline

The Bluebeam Revu: Basics curriculum includes the following 14 modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Revu

  • Course introduction
  • Introduction to Revu
  • Classroom Exercise

Module 2: Overview of the Revu Interface, Navigation and Profiles

  • Command Bar, Toolbars and Menus
  • Side Panels and Tab Access
  • Profiles and Profile Management
  • Opening a PDF in Revu
  • PDF Navigation in Revu
  • Classroom Exercise

Module 3: The Markup Tools

  • Overview of Markup Tools
  • How to Access Markup Tools
  • Types of Markup Tools
  • Customizing the Properties of Markup Tools
  • Classroom Exercise

Module 4: Revu Stamps Module 5: The Tool Chest

  • What is the Tool Chest™ and Why It Saves Time
  • The Recent Tools Tool Set
  • Properties Mode Drawing Mode
  • The My Tools Tool Set
  • Tool Sets
  • Classroom Exercise

Module 6: The Markups List

  • What is the Markups List?
  • Organizing Columns
  • Sorting Data in the Markups List
  • Filtering Data
  • Statuses
  • Custom Columns
  • Importing Comments From Other PDFs Onto Your File
  • Exporting All Markup Data
  • Classroom Exercise

Module 7: PDF Creation

  • New PDF Creation
  • Using the Bluebeam PDF Printer to Create PDFs From Virtually Any Program
  • Activity
  • PDF Creation From Microsoft Office
  • Introduction to 2D and 3D PDF Creation Using Design Program Plugins
  • Classroom Exercise

Module 8: Document Management and Setup

  • PDF Manipulation
  • Activity
  • Search: Text and VisualSearch™
  • Emailing and Exporting PDFs
  • Classroom Exercise

Module 9: Introduction to Studio

  • Overview of Studio Sessions and Projects
  • The Difference Between Studio Sessions and Projects
  • Activity
  • How Customers Are Using Studio to Save Time
  • Getting Into Studio
  • Classroom Exercise

Module 10: Studio Sessions

  • Setting Up a New Session
  • Live Session Participation
  • Activity
  • Record Reports
  • Closing Out a Studio Session
  • Classroom Exercise

Module 11: Studio Projects

  • Setting Up a New Project
  • Uploading Documents
  • Activity
  • Inviting Attendees
  • Setting Permissions
  • Activity
  • Viewing Documents in Read-Only Mode
  • Checking Out Documents For Editing
  • Checking Back In
  • Finding Out Who Checked Out a File
  • Viewing Revision History
  • Classroom Exercise                    

Module 12: Additional Resources

Module 13: Next Steps

Module 14: Instructor Session: Questions and Answers

A working knowledge of the use of personal computers


  • Familiarity with PDF documents
  • Scroll wheel mouse
  • Microsoft Office Suite installed
  • Familiarity with the use of Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with sending / receiving email

Field and office professionals in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry.

Morgan Garry is a Bluebeam Certified Instructor. He has over a decade of hands-on experience in the construction industry, including owning his own construction company and working for one of the largest GC’s in North America. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from BYU-Idaho. Most importantly, he’s a trusted expert in using Bluebeam technology on the construction site. Morgan’s classes and training have helped some of the top construction companies in North America to improve processes, workflow, and project management with Bluebeam Revu.

 You will need TWO screens for the training to be effective.

  • The first screen needs to be a Windows computer with Bluebeam Revu 2019 installed.
  • The second screen is to display the Zoom meeting (this could be a second monitor, a larger tablet (9″ +) or a smart phone displayed on to a TV.

You will need a fully functioning version of Bluebeam Revu 2019. Any Windows version is ok (Standard, CAD, or eXtreme). The Mac version will not work. If you have an older version of Bluebeam Revu (2018 or older), you can download a 2019 trial and install it ‘side by side’ your existing install. This will allow you to continue to use your older version without losing your license and you can use the new version to follow along in the training.

You can download a free 90-day trial here

Cancellation Policy:

Payment is non-refundable for cancellations made within 5 business days of the course, or non-attendance on the day. Complimentary substitution of another member of your company is accepted. If CCA has to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, CCA will refund the registration fee or, if possible, the attendee may choose to move to an identical session in the future. Unless otherwise stated, every person able to see, hear, and observe the virtual course sessions must be a paid participant. Non-compliance of this requirement will result in removal from course. Refunds will not be issued to students who are removed from the course for non-compliance of this requirement.


Did you know!!  Eligible employers can get government funding to help employees access training opportunities. The Canada-Alberta Job Grant will give you up to 2/3 of the registration fee (up to $10,000/employee/fiscal year) for training. Whether taking one course or a combination of courses, the total training must be a minimum of 21 hours and be completed within 52 weeks.